Miscellany (Communication, Listening, Teaching, Etc.)


(Posting tentang guru yang masih digugu dan ditiru; oleh seorang NEB) Hati-hati dengan apa yang pendidik, pengajar ucapkan (baik atau buruk) karena siswa akan mempunyai pilihan sendiri untuk mengingat atau melupakannya (selective recollection). Secara psikis, kata, tindak, dan laku yang paling baik dan paling buruklah yang akan diingat bahkan mengubah […]

Guru: Digugu dan Ditiru—Masih


(Posting on plagiarizing of our writing committed by a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D); by one NEB) Still another plagiarism is found—after similar practices were detected in the not-so-remote past. This time it is committed by a Ph.D-degree lecturer of a university abroad. Our paper she stole is titled “Local Pragmatic […]

Plagiarizing of Our Writing Committed by a Doctor of Philosophy ...


(Posting on the case of General Nurmantyo’s being denied entry to the US and program of English for military officers; by one NEB) General Nurmantyo’s being denied entry to the US is an insult to Indonesia and especially its military institution. Whatever happened afterwards: apology from the US ambassador and […]

General Nurmantyo, go, yo!*)



(Posting on NE—NASBAT English also being the Center for Critical Thinking; by one NEB) Critical thinking is one important skill that must be trained. It is an ability that cannot be acquired naturally; it should be nurtured in education. And as (critical) thinking is realized in language—and, therefore, they both […]

Center for Critical Thinking


(Posting on training speaking to such professionals as managers and directors; abstract sent to GESS Indonesia to apply to speak at their conference in Jakarta this coming September 2017 and warmly accepted http://www.gessindonesia.com/using-slides-tables-graphs-and-train-speaking-professionals—this adds to my already-long list of being a presenter https://id-id.facebook.com/notes/ferry-antoni/experience-being-a-presenter-and-the-likes/10158143282160457/; by one NEB) Professionals such as managers […]

Training Speaking to Such Professionals as Managers and Directors


(Posting on cherishing past learning; by one NEB) I had this close friend years back at my elementary school. We shared fondness of learning English through our only channel, TVRI channel good series. Now, living actually not too far from him but staying in touch more through socmed, just some […]

Cherishing Past Learning



(Posting tentang alergi melihat dan mendengar yang salah; oleh seorang NEB) Karena kami mumpuni dan bergerak pada semua aspek program dan layanan terpaut Bahasa Inggris dari tingkat paling rendah sampai paling tinggi (anak bau kencur sampai inspektur dan direktur, siswa SD sampai perguruan tinggi, anak-anak sampai dewasa, mengajar sampai menerjemahkan, […]

Alergi Melihat dan Mendengar Yang Salah


(Posting tentang kelemahan pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris di sekolah umum; oleh seorang NEB) Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris di sekolah umum meninggalkan banyak kelemahan. Kelemahan ini berada pada semua ranah afektif, kognitif, dan psikomotorik. Nampaknya semua materi, pendekatan, dan jargon yang didengungkan oleh kurikulumnya hanya rapih dan ideal dalam rencana, tapi tidak (OK, […]

Kelemahan Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris di Sekolah Umum


(Posting tentang berpenampilan seperti opsir polisi; oleh seorang NEB) Sebagai sahabat polisi yang rutin melatih kemampuan TOEFL(R) para putra polisi yang berencana masuk Akpol dan ayah mereka baik dari Polrestabes Bandung, Polda Jabar, maupun Mabes Polri yang akan ikut Sespim atau Sespati pol http://nasbat-english.com/klien/, jadilah saya ikut berpenampilan seperti opsir […]

‘Sersan Hunter’